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Greenbelt & Columbia: Maryland's Planned Communities
Greenbelt & Columbia: Maryland's Planned Communities

Greenbelt & Columbia: Maryland's Planned Communities

Ever wonder how Reston compares to other planned communities in our area? Join Reston Museum, Greenbelt Museum, and Columbia Association, to learn all about the development of Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland.

Time & Location

Sep 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Reston Community Center Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190, USA

About the Event

Ever wonder how Reston compares to other planned communities in our area? Join us to learn all about the development of Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland. The presentation will feature Megan Young with the Greenbelt Museum and Erin Berry with Columbia Association.  Learn about the New Deal history of Greenbelt, Maryland, a planned community built in 1937 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration and the history of the development of Columbia and the background of James Rouse. Registeration with Reston Community Center required. Register here: https://bit.ly/3QnSKeV

Presntation Bios: 

Megan Searing Young has been the Director of the Greenbelt Museum since 2008. The Museum consists of an historic house as well as an exhibit gallery and is focused on the history of the New Deal-era experimental community which was established in 1937. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the Museum, she has curated numerous exhibitions, lectured on many aspects of Greenbelt history, and in 2012 co-authored Images of America: Greenbelt. She earned a B.A. in Art History and Women’s Studies from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Institution, and Parsons School of Design program where she focused on early twentieth century design, material culture, and social history. A Maryland native, she currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two daughters.

Erin Berry, the Archivist for the Columbia MD Archives started as an Archives Assistant in 2018 then in 2021 started her role as the Archivist/Manager. She holds a bachelors in History and Cultural Anthropology from Millersville University, PA and a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Maryland, College Park.

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